10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cameron Highlands
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
You've now added Bukit Bintang to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and then get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur road trip planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 37°C and lows at 28°C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off toCameron Highlands.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Bukit Bintang ©
Bukit Bintang

1
day
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate, then see the interesting displays at Time Tunnel Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, and finally trek along Cameron Highlands Jungle Trail No. 1.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cameron Highlands trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden ©
Time Tunnel Museum ©
Time Tunnel Museum
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate ©
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate

3
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then stop by 5.4 North, then admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Chew Jetty, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, stop by Areca Books, then get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, and finally browse the different shops at Gurney Paragon Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cameron Highlands to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cameron Highlands to George Town. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensbay Mall, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Take a break from the city and head to Cenang Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Head to Oriental Village Langkawi and Langkawi Night Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip planner .

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. December in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

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nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bukit Bintang. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): wander the streets of Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, shop like a local with Bukit Bintang, and then wander the streets of Jalan Alor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, then Head underground at Batu Caves, then identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planning app .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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